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How do I test the Electric current in the Lakewood Box Fan

Please Help.I have a Volt Meter that my husband uses, but I don't know how it works. Would you suggest in words and pictures how to test the fan. It totally doesn't work. I took off the plastic cages (front and back) and washed them with just water. I put these in the sun to dry. I have fixed other things, but need to know how to use a volt meter, and how to get this fan running in good running order.
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I haven't seen a single-function 'voltmeter' for a long time so I suspect it is a multimeter with volts (AC & DC), milliamperes and ohms functions, if not more.

The function you need is 'Ohms.'
This will have several settings and if it is as most low cost meters, it will have a '200' and a '2K' (or 2000) setting.
The range may be marked as 'Ohms' or might have the Greek letter symbol for this; Omega 'ω'

With the switch in the off position and measuring with the probes across the the AC prongs, you should get an overrange indication which will generally show as a '1' or '2' with no other digits and it may blink as well.
This should be the same as having nothing connected to the probes.
Connecting the two the two probes should display (depending on range setting) perhaps 00.2 to 00.6 on the lowest range and .000 on all other higher ranges.

Turning the switch to any running position should yield some kind of reading on the '200' or '2K' range.

If it doesn't, then either the switch or the motor itself is 'open' meaning that no voltage is reaching the motor.

Because of the low price of these breeze boxes, finding and buying either the switch or the motor is kind of futile; the switch, if you can find the typical 4-position type (Off, low, medium, high) will cost about half as much as a new fan, the motor likely more than the replacement fan complete.

Be advised that having the wrong setting and measuring across a voltage can cause the meter to fail forever.
Don't (!) set the meter to ohms or milliamperes (ma) and try to measure any kind of voltage.

The AC Volts setting is what you need for checking your receptacles, DC Volts for checking batteries for example and the Ohms ranges will be mostly used for problems such as you are having and checking fuses to see if they are blown or not.

The milliampere ranges aren't much use for household stuff and normally are for DC current only.

Hope this solves some mysteries for you ;-)

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